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Charles Klodell, M.D.

Charles T Klodell, M.D. - Background

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Dr. Charles T. Klodell is a professor of surgery and director of the left ventricular assist device program. He also is director of the cardiac intensive care unit at Shands at UF medical center and heavily involved in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Klodell earned his medical degree summa cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, where he also trained in general surgery. He then completed a cardiothoracic fellowship at UF. He also trained at the Heart Valve Club/La Club Mitrale at GeorgesPompidou Hospital in Paris, France.

His clinical interests span the field of cardiothoracic surgery, with particular interest in catheter and minimally invasive treatment of valvular heart disease (Including TAVR and mitral repair), heart failure and ventricular assist devices, valve repair procedures, Marfan syndrome, complex aortic disease and lung surgery. He also is interested in the use of advanced technologies to reduce the invasiveness of thoracic and cardiovascular procedures.

His research focuses on the development of the next generation of ventricular assist devices and perioperative pain management as well as improving quality of care and patient safety.

Klodell is a member the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. He serves as associate medical director of Gainesville Fire Rescue.


Medical School
University of Louisville

University of Louisville

University of Louisville

University of Louisville
Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Medical Society
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Member - Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member - American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member - Southern Thoracic Surgical Association